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    learn by heart!

    What do we mean by this, really?


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    Re: learn by heart!

    Here is one suggestion: "It's because of a mistaken analysis of anatomical functions made by the ancient Greeks. They placed the seat of thought in the heart."

    To me it means that you learn something by rote (repetition) until it becomes almost automatic.

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    Re: learn by heart!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Here is one suggestion: "It's because of a mistaken analysis of anatomical functions made by the ancient Greeks. They placed the seat of thought in the heart."

    To me it means that you learn something by rote (repetition) until it becomes almost automatic.


    So to learn something by heart is to learn it "by rote", memorizing it by repetition without full attention to the meaning.

    Thanks Anglika! I surely will learn learn this expression "learn by heart" by heart.

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    Re: learn by heart!

    So to learn something by heart is to learn it "by rote", memorizing it by repetition without full attention to the meaning.

    Thanks Anglika! I surely will learn this expression "learn by heart" by heart.

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